The New Jersey Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Resource Center is proud to announce the debut of our new website supporting the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s SRTS program – www.saferoutesnj.org. With the launch of the website, new and updated resources are now available online to assist schools, municipalities and families with enabling and encouraging students to walk and bicycle to school.
Key new features of the website include: information about contacting a regional coordinator who can help schools and municipalities create and implement SRTS programs; obtaining information on funding and running programs with little or no cost; accessing the “Safe Routes Scoop” blog and NJ SRTS News Digest; and access to tool kits with resources for crossing guards, and information about running SRTS programs and how to create a school travel plan.
If you are excited by what you see on the new website, Regional Safe Routes to School Coordinators from the State’s eight Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) are ready and willing to offer advice and assistance in kicking off Safe Routes to School programs in communities from all 21 counties. Regional Coordinators can assist with starting a walking school bus, running youth bicycle and pedestrian educational workshops and assessing local conditions for improving walking and bicycling conditions.
Please visit New Jersey Safe Routes to School’s new website at www.saferoutesnj.org!